Bringing joy to those regularly commuting between Delhi and Faridabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited Metro Line in the suburb.
The metro line will allow hassle free travel for around two lakh daily commuters between the national capital and the industrial hub in Haryana.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today travelled by Delhi Metro to inaugurate the extension of the Badarpur Line that will connect the satellite city of Faridabad to the national capital.
Modi boarded the Metro at the Violet Line’s (Line 6) Janpath Station at around 10 AM which will take him to Faridabad’s Bata Chowk Station.
Modi took passengers and Metro officials by surprise as earlier he was scheduled to take a chopper to Faridabad. He was accompanied by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh.
He interacted with the regular commuters, who also took selfies with the Prime Minister.
Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Virender Singh and Rao Inderjet Singh will receive the Prime Minister.
The launch of the section would allow hassle-free travel for around two lakh daily commuters between the national capital and the industrial hub in Haryana.
Later, Modi will proceed to HUDA Ground at Faridabad’s sector 12, where he will address a public meeting, which will also be attended by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
The long-awaited 14-km long extension will have nine stations from Sarai to Escorts Mujesar. Two more stations, NCB Colony and Ballabgarh, will be added by 2017, Metro officials said.
Here are the highlights:
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